Amanda Lenhart presents nine major themes from the Project’s five-report series on Teens and Online Privacy
A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet Project finds that 86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints. We ask readers to share their own strategies and experiences.
86% of online adults have taken steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations when using the internet. Despite precautions, 21% have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen.
58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.
Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online, but when they do seek advice, they go primarily to peers and parents.
The favorability ratings of Rand Paul and Chris Christie vary among Republican voters when viewed through the filter of those who approve of the NSA's surveillance program and those who do not.
Overview A majority of Americans – 56% – say that federal courts fail to provide adequate limits on the telephone and internet data the government is collecting as part of its anti-terrorism efforts. An even larger percentage (70%) believes that the government uses this data for purposes other than investigating terrorism. And despite the insistence […]
Amanda Lenhart briefed the State of Maryland’s Children’s Online Privacy Working Group at the Attorney General’s Office in Baltimore on the findings from the Teens, Social Media and Privacy report.
Despite their “share everything” image, privacy still matters for young American adults. But they distinguish between information they voluntarily share on social-networking sites and systematic monitoring by government agencies of telephone and internet traffic. In response to revelations last week that the NSA is conducting such surveillance of Americans, government officials told Congress this week that […]
Overview The public is divided over whether the leak of classified information about NSA phone and internet surveillance serves the public interest. But a majority says that former government contractor Edward Snowden should be criminally prosecuted. The new national survey, conducted June 12-16 by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY among 1,512 adults, finds […]